Various Artists – Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm

January 01, 1970




This isn’t the first tribute to the Texas Tornado – that
honor goes to the Bottle Rockets’ 2002 effort Songs of Sahm – but it is the first star-studded affair. The first
order of business for a Sahm tribute has to be representing the garage,
Tex-Mex, country and soul of his wild eclecticism. From former Thee Midnighter
Little Willie G. rocking the balls off of “She’s About a Mover” and Los Lobos
doing right by “It Didn’t Even Bring Me Down,” to one-time Sahm backing band
Freda and the Firedogs regrouping for “Be Real” and The Gourds, who provided
the same service for Sahm’s penultimate record, proving that “Nuevo Laredo” is
a natural fit, this one nails the aforementioned requirement with Sahm
compadres old and new. And one of ‘em, Shawn Sahm, brings it all home with a “Mendocino”
that brings his daddy back to life again.



Standout Tracks: “She’s About a Mover,” “Mendocino” STUART MUNRO


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